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Intermediate Thermodynamics

Chemistry Lessons, Book 2
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly
Series: Chemistry Lessons Series, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4.5 out of 5 stars (427 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Aerospace engineer Esther Abbott doesn't believe in love, but she's perfectly happy to hate her annoying screenwriter neighbor, Jonathan. Until she's forced to strike a devil's bargain with him: he distracts her best friend from a mouth-breather ex, and in return Esther will help him with the sci-fi script he's writing.

Her patience is put to the test when it's time to fulfill her end of the deal. But the more time she spends with her nemesis, the more hate turns into attraction - and attraction into something much deeper. As Esther's carefully constructed defenses start to crumble, will love be her undoing or her salvation?

Intermediate Thermodynamics follows in the tradition of contemporary romantic comedy favorites like Penny Reid, Sally Thorne, and Jennifer Crusie. This enemies-to-lovers romance is the second in a series of standalone rom-coms featuring geeky heroines who work in STEM fields.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Susannah Nix (P)2018 Tantor

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Fun and Engaging Romance!

Where does Intermediate Thermodynamics rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audiobook ranks toward the top in it's genre! Nix's easy, engaging style combined with Kelly's fluid read and solid choices make this one I'll likely go back to, which is rare for me!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Give me a heroin with flaws who tries hard and I'm gonna fall in love with her. I love Esther, even when she's frustrating. Maybe especially when she's frustrating.

Which scene was your favorite?

The make-up scene between Esther and Jonathan is fantastic and I love it. I got to work before it was done but had some time before I had to go in so I circled the block a few times. It's the audiobook equivalent of "couldn't put it down."

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The scene between Esther and her brother on the phone was particularly effective. It showed a sibling relationship I could believe in and also admire. They care so much for each other. The make-up scene between Esther and Gin is also great. Again, Nix excels at portraying female friendships that are amazing and complex even if they aren't the focal point of the story.

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Felt Like I was in JR. High

I really struggled to finish with this one. They all needed to get a real life and move on. I had to stop and see if this book was for tweens. The BFF rule was really dumb considering Jenny never even liked Johnthan and their 3 dates were nothing to write about. Esther's life was just unbelievable. She claim she wanted a real guy. However she was willing to through a good one away because Jenny had a fit. Jenny had already moved on. Wow!!! So jr. high.

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  • Val
  • Burbank, CA
  • 04-16-19

Just say it!

I really like all the heroines that works in STEM field!!! As one said, and will repeat it “It just has the right mix of humor, real characters, and nerdiness to engage and delight me.” Man, I truly love the audio narrator, Caitlin Kelly, but she does so many other books that I have already listened to. She just have a smooth voice & could definitely make those voices capture personality of each character so well!

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  • MKE
  • 06-11-18

Light romance reading

Contemporary romance
Not as good as the first one, but a Nice, fun romance between two who appear to be antithetical. Enjoy!

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Light Humor, enjoyable story

The second in the series and I think I may have laughed just a little more with this one than the first. Great characterization and narration. Just enough humor to keep you wanting to listen, you even get some of the characters from the first book. All in all good use of my time.

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Fun and Smart Reading!

I have been really enjoying this series. I love that the heroines are strong, nerdy, smart, and really relatable for me. I can't wait to read the next one!

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Starts slow but sets stage for later

So yes ... too much dialog & bickering b/n two girlfriends at the start, but if you hang in there, it will all make sense later. Author is setting the stage so to speak... for later drama.
Before getting deep into review, I wanted to clarify not much steammy talk or foul language here, yet author is not prudish or conservative and does depict life in trendy CA areas very believably.
My impression is that modern romance genre is for entertaintment & feel-good factor that can only come with some but not too much drama and must have a happy-ending. At least that is why I prefer this genre & I believe we all thrive on sense of hope in our life & in movies & books.
I admire this author and her narrator for several reasons. One, is that author did not rely on sex or shock factor of swear words to keeps reader off balance & interested. Character development for the heroine & hero follows path of them revealing their true nature & one of them growing out of her wounded immaturity, of course influenced by her unexpected love interest.
A common theme in three of intetconnected books by this author, which I read so far, is that one of the characters is "cliche" (perfect & very desirable by the opposite gender from the outside) yet totally out of the league of the other one and love comes unexepctedly & overcomes all the circumstancial challenges & differences. I'd say this author is an interesting read/listen and does a good job of pulling you in and making on root for the protagonists who seem hopelessly mismatched yet at the end perfect for each other. I consider this a interesting listen or read.

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Loved the whole series

4 stars: The books / series were good, and based on my audience - i recommend rereading it = i would recommend it to others.
I only give 5 stars in my top 10% of books.

I tell others about the story and or book(s) in regular conversation to expose the author.

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This is a good sequel!

I enjoyed this bood a lot. I like all of the movie references and the love story was really touching.

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ok story

This is a cute, predictable romance. My major complaint is with the narrator's creation of mountains out of molehills. All the issues and drama only exist in her head and make no sense if compared to the reality of what is going on. To the point where I genuinely did not like the main character. The book is well written and well narrated but the drama is cliched and forced.